Saturday, 10 June 2017

Make it Manly

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge. We loved looking at all your creations. The winner of the £10 gift voucher is......


Please email me at  for your prize.

And now onto the top 3......
 1. My craftroom makes:Janice

 8. Caroline H

 84. Lena Loken

Please all grab your banner for your blogs :D

This is a tough one for most of us this month but lets tackle it together. Time to make something for the men in our lives. It could be a son, nephew, dad, friend, partner or any other man in your life. Time to get creating. The winner picked at random will get a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog store.
Here is some inspiration from the DT.......

 For my card I have used a green card base from my stash and a decoupage from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma 8x8 cardmaking pad.

The backing papers I have used are from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Teal Goodie Bag and I have also used a paper from the Sweet Dixie Inspiration 1 paper pad.  On the Sweet Dixie paper I have used my Crafter's Companion Just for Men Urban Graffiti stamp set and stamped various circles using my Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers distress ink using second generation stamping for a lighter effect.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment which was a magazine freebie a few years back, two different ribbons from my stash, gems from the Teal Goodie Bag and three flowers from the Teal Goodie Bag with stamens added to the centre.

My make for this month was a real strange one for coloured image is unheard of in my world lol. But I tried & I kinda like the out come!
For my card I used various Tim Holts distress inks antique linen, tea dye & vintage photo to cover the back board. After cutting out my 'tool set' die cuts from the Just For Men Signature Collection by Sara Davies I attached them with brads from my stash. I then took a sheet of DP, the 'Urban' from the Just For Men' Signature Collection by Sara Davies. I layered it up using 'Collall' all purpose glue to stick it together, to give the back board a lift I used 'Collall 3D' glue with tools to stick it down. I then used 'onyx black' Versafine to stamp out the Sentiments from the 'Rock Star' Just For Men Signature Collection by Sara Davies. Then put it altogether on a '6" square white card blank'
Further details are on my blog 'The Camels Hump'

I used a 6"x6" Card Blank and papers from the Just for Men Urban 6"x6" Paper Collection Pad to create my card.  I also used the Just for Men Pop Dotty 6"x6" embossing folder and the Just for Men Happy Birthday die.  I used Collall All Purpose Glue to adhere my papers and Collall 3D Glue to attach the stars and sentiment.

For my card I have coloured this super cute digi from Mo's digital pencil with spectrum noir illustrator pens, The papers are first editions wild flowers and Crafters companion Just for men brights. It is all on a 6x6 card and the little glossy blobs are the brilliant black tie enamel accents. It was all stuck together using collall glue


  1. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top 3, such a lovely surprise!
    Congratulations to the other winners.
    Janice x

  2. Great challenge theme, looking forward to joining in. Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Super inspiration and a great theme xx

  4. Fab creations from all the DT members...

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  5. What a lovely surprise, thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top 3! Congratulations to the other winners!
    Fabulous inspiration from the design team. Thank you for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  6. Have missed your blog and hope everything is ok with you and yours. Hugs and blessings, Kristina

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